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What do you all use to mark your eggs? I've been using a soft leaded pencil, but it smears when I candle. Not that I'm entering any of my eggs in a fashion show, I just noticed (again) that it looks like I'm incubating dirty eggs!
I don't mark my eggs until lock down. My silkies go into lock down tomorrow so they are marked and ready.
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post #1052 of 3595

I've got La Bresse, Barbezieux, Dk Brahma, Blue Orpingtons, and Black&Blue Copper Maran eggs.

From California, Arizona, Mississippi, & New Jersey.

 

Kept four roosters from last years hatch.  Sure hoping for a lot of hens this year!

 

I have three damaged eggs, does anyone have any suggestions on how to patch them up and hatch successfully?


Edited by chonsey - 12/15/16 at 10:27pm
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I've got La Bresse, Barbezieux, Dk Brahma, Blue Orpingtons, and Black&Blue Copper Maran eggs.

From California, Arizona, Mississippi, & New Jersey.

 

I have three damaged eggs, anyone have any ideas how to patch them up and hatch successfully?

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post #1054 of 3595

I have a question for you guys... I've tried using forced air incubators, but it seems like the eggs directly under the fan are cooler than the ones that are not. The rest of the eggs have a 100f temp, while the ones under are 93-95f so what the heck? I am clueless on how to fix this other than turning the fan off and using it as still air. I thought forced air would circulate same temp air throughout ALL the eggs, not just the ones away from the fan. What is your experience with forced air?

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I don't mark my eggs until lock down. My silkies go into lock down tomorrow so they are marked and ready.

I'm so excited for you!!! hopefully some hatch on day 19! can't wait for pics of newly hatched chicks!

 

Doesn't anyone else feel like these chicks are amazing? like you saw them being formed since day 1 (figuratively speaking :lol:) to the time the heart beats for the first time, to the day they hatch! I might just be crazy, but if makes me feel like I helped bring these little guys to the world...like a father I guess  :lol::gig 


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I'm so excited for you!!! hopefully some hatch on day 19! can't wait for pics of newly hatched chicks!

 

Doesn't anyone else feel like these chicks are amazing? like you saw them being formed since day 1 (figuratively speaking :lol:) to the time the heart beats for the first time, to the day they hatch! I might just be crazy, but if makes me feel like I helped bring these little guys to the world...like a father I guess  :lol::gig 

 

Doesn't sound crazy at all..in fact..I've been called the crazy chicken lady, or even someone's chicken mom..because she likes chickens too and is younger.  

I remember the first time I saw the heart beat in that shell!  Wow!!   And it never ceases to amaze me.  I love seeing the feet in there, and I have a great photo of the head and beak.  So fun to see them.  In fact, while candling tonight..I could see a nice feathered leg/foot.   Yes, I could tell there was nice feathering on that leg and foot!  Whoot!

 

And, you are helping to bring these babies come into the world.  :jumpy

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post #1057 of 3595
I was going to wait until Sunday to candle... I've got veins in all but 2 or 3 of the eggs!

1 Gold Laced Wyandotte, 1 EE, 1 black Orp, 1 white Orp/Leghorn mix, 1 BR, 1 RIR

 

1 boxer, 1 chihuahua, 2 daughters, and a great hubby

 

All female, except for the hubby. Poor man...

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1 Gold Laced Wyandotte, 1 EE, 1 black Orp, 1 white Orp/Leghorn mix, 1 BR, 1 RIR

 

1 boxer, 1 chihuahua, 2 daughters, and a great hubby

 

All female, except for the hubby. Poor man...

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I was going to wait until Sunday to candle... I've got veins in all but 2 or 3 of the eggs!

:woot:jumpy

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I was going to wait until Sunday to candle... I've got veins in all but 2 or 3 of the eggs!
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1 Gold Laced Wyandotte, 1 EE, 1 black Orp, 1 white Orp/Leghorn mix, 1 BR, 1 RIR

 

1 boxer, 1 chihuahua, 2 daughters, and a great hubby

 

All female, except for the hubby. Poor man...

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1 Gold Laced Wyandotte, 1 EE, 1 black Orp, 1 white Orp/Leghorn mix, 1 BR, 1 RIR

 

1 boxer, 1 chihuahua, 2 daughters, and a great hubby

 

All female, except for the hubby. Poor man...

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